Thrift Shop awards $1,500 to six students

The Belvoir Community Committee announces winners of the 2019 Thrift Shop Scholarship Program. Each person gets a $1,500 scholarship. 

Winners of the Academic Achievement Award for graduating seniors are: Jonathan Davis Larsen, South County High School; Gennifer Ruth Hirata, Stafford High School; and Alex Eduardo Santiago-Anaya, West Springfield High School. 

Winners of the Undergraduate Achievement Award for college students are: Shannon Marie-Crenshaw Dutchie, College of William and Mary; Katherine Reaves Wimbish, University of Alabama; and Rachel Hannah Ball, John Brown University. 

These awards recognize and honor the scholastic achievements and community service of the winners and the contributions their military sponsors have made to the country. The Thrift Shop Scholarship Program is made possible through the work of more than 25 volunteers who regularly donate their time to the Thrift Shop. Without volunteer support, the Thrift Shop would not be able to continue the scholarship program or its charitable contributions, which totaled more than $79,000 last year. The Thrift Shop regularly gives grants to agencies, like Army Community Service; Warrior Transition Unit; Belvoir Scouts; Belvoir Fisher House; Belvoir Chapter American Red Cross; and Child and Youth Services. Volunteer opportunities are always available to people who want to come help the shop make a difference. Thrift Shop personnel also thank the community for its continued support of the shop’s work. The Belvoir Thrift Shop is open Tuesdays-Thursdays and the first and third Saturdays of each month, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Consignments are closed Wednesdays. Info is available from www.fortbelvoirthriftshop.org. The Belvoir Thrift Shop has been serving those who serve our country for 69 years.